Vulnerability Note VU#989144
Google Mini and Google Search Appliance vulnerable to cross-site scripting
Google Mini and Google Search Appliance fail to properly handle UTF-7 encoded URIs. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to read or modify data in web pages.
Google Mini and Google Search Appliance fail to properly handle UTF-7 encoded URIs, possibly allowing a remote attacker to inject arbitrary content, including script.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to read or modify data in web pages and web page related resources, such as cookies.
Apply a Workaround
Google has provided workarounds for their customers.
Disable scripting in your web browser, as specified in the Securing Your Web Browser document and the Malicious Web Scripts FAQ.
Do not follow unsolicited links
In order to convince users to visit their sites, attackers often use URL encoding, IP address variations, long URLs, intentional misspellings, and other techniques to create misleading links. Do not click on unsolicited links received in email, instant messages, web forums, or internet relay chat (IRC) channels. Type URLs directly into the browser to avoid these misleading links. While these are generally good security practices, following these behaviors will not prevent exploitation of this vulnerability in all cases, particularly if a trusted site has been compromised or allows cross-site scripting.
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Google||Affected||28 Nov 2006||05 Dec 2006|
This vulnerability was reported by Maluc to RSnake at ha.ckers.org and to John Herron at NIST.org
This document was written by Jeff Gennari, Ryan Giobbi, and Chris Taschner.
17 Nov 2006
Date First Published:
05 Dec 2006
Date Last Updated:
15 Dec 2006
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